ICYMI: EFCC seals ex-NDDC director’s mansion over N3bn alleged scam


A mansion allegedly owned by a former Executive
Director, Finance and Administration, Niger Delta
Development Commission, Henry Ogiri, at New GRA,
Port Harcourt, seized by the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission as part of investigation into the
N3bn scam involving George Tumah
Eniola Akinkuotu , Abuja
The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission has sealed a mansion
allegedly belonging to a former
Executive Director , Finance and
Administration, Niger Delta
Development Commission , Henry
Ogiri.
The EFCC said in a Facebook post that
the house , which is located at 28 , New
Heaven Estate, New GRA , Port
Harcourt, was seized as part of
investigation into the alleged N 3 bn
scam involving George Turnah , a
godson to former President Goodluck
Jonathan.
Turnah was also the Personal Assistant
to the ex - Managing Director of the
NDDC , Mr. Dan Abia .
The EFCC wrote , “ The EFCC has sealed
a property belonging to Henry Ogiri as
part of the ongoing investigation of
George Turnah. The property is located
at 28 , New Heaven Estate , off Tombia
Street , New GRA , Port Harcourt, Rivers
State . He is being investigated for
conspiracy , stealing , OBT (Obtaining
Money under False Pretences) and
money laundering .”
The EFCC had in May seized two
properties from Turnah who is
standing trial for an alleged N 3 bn
fraud .
The anti- graft agency also froze about
seven bank accounts through which
the suspect , Turnah, allegedly received
billions of naira .
The EFCC said , “ The EFCC has taken
over some bank accounts and
properties traced to a former Special
Adviser to Dan Abia, erstwhile
managing director of the Niger Delta
Development Commission , Mr. George
Turnah.
“ The confiscation was done sequel to
an interim forfeiture order granted
the commission by a Federal High
Court sitting in Port Harcourt , Rivers
State . One of the properties covered by
the forfeiture order and which had
been attached by the EFCC is a
massive complete building known as
“ Kolo Villa ” in Kolo Town , Ogbia Local
Government Area of Bayelsa State .
Other properties will soon be attached .
Justice Ibrahim Watilat granted the
interim forfeiture order based on an
application filed before the court by
the EFCC ’ s counsel , Adebola Olatunji .
Turnah, together with seven
companies , were arraigned on 12
charges bordering on obtaining by
false pretences , money laundering and
abuse of office to the tune of N 3 , 094 ,
268 , 235 . 69 .

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